Friday, October 5, 2012

Photo Friday: iPiccy for Easy Editing


Guest Post from Ann

Photo editing can have some truly creepy results. I’m thinking of one over-edited picture in particular of a toddler I know in which the child appears to have eyes and skin more befitting a member of the Cullen clan than a cute little cherub. I’m a big believer in trying to get things right the first time when I’m photographing something. And, yeah, yeah, Yoda said, “Try not. Do.” That said, sometimes your photos could use a crop. Or you want to put some text on them to make an invitation. Or you want to make a Warhol-esque photo collage of an incredibly cute baby.
You can do all those things in iPiccy, and it’s free and pretty darn easy. You go to iPiccy.com, upload your photo and get to playing. The menu that pops up first includes a some things that are super-handy, including a cropping tool and a place to resize your images easily for, say, Facebook. Across the top, there are little symbols, including a magic wand for photo effects (that’s where you’ll find the pop art tool that I used for the photo above), a retouching tool and more.
My tips: Save your original, save your new version frequently as you edit, use a light hand with the tools (seriously, nobody’s skin should look like Barbie’s) and have fun.


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